thinking that's the way to target this specific group. >> chuck todd out at hofstra. chuck, thanks. and now, let's go to andrea mitchell, our chief foreign affairs correspondent. andrea, as you know, foreign affairs is the topic of the third and final debate. but there's no law against it coming up tonight. and today, the secretary of state hillary clinton did something critical for the top of the ticket. >> she did. she talked about benghazi, she took the blame. republicans tell me if one of the questioners does not bring up benghazi tonight, mitt romney will find a way to work it in. on the eve of the debate, though, as you pointed out, the secretary of state in peru did interviews with all the networks, trying to let the president off the hook in advance of the debate. and take the blame for the administration. watch. >> look, i take responsibility. i'm in charge of the state department. 60,000 plus people all over the world, 275 posts. the president and the vice president certainly wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. i don't think we want to get into any blame game. i think what we want to do is get to the bottom of what happened, figure out what we're going to do to protect people and prevent it from happening again, and track down whoever did it and bring them to justice.